The Latest News from the Partnership for Food Safety Education

Be Aware & Prepare: Your Home Food Safety

In recent research released by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (Year 3 findings), 53% of respondents to a national survey reported having someone at higher risk of foodborne illness in their household. Someone at higher risk could be a young child, an elderly person, a pregnant family member, or a loved…

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Food Delivered with a Side of Safety

During the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly everyone made changes in how they purchase food and prepared meals. Concerns about in-store shopping and a scarcity of essential items gave rise to a new or increased reliance on delivery options. According to Nielsen IQ, online food and beverage sales…

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Watching & Learning: Multi-Year Behavior Study

A research team supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is conducting five separate iterations of a meal preparation study to address a specific consumer behavior and to determine the effectiveness of a behavior change intervention…

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COVID-19 Food Safety on Social Media

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Extension Food Safety units at Kansas State University (KSU) and the University of Missouri (MU Extension) used a variety of community outreach channels to distribute food safety information. Our primary channels included news stories, radio spots, public…

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It’s a Home Baking Bonanza!

Not unlike a delicious yeast bread, consumer spending on home baking rises during the holiday season. Cookies, cakes, pies and breads are delicious traditional goodies for winter holiday celebrations. According to NCSolutions, household spending on sweet and dessert items have been high throughout the COVID-19 pandemic…

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